Pak man accused of blasphemy after refusing to join anti-Islam film protest

Islamabad, Sept. 20: A Pakistani businessman in Hyderabad was accused of blasphemy after he refused to take part in a protest against the anti-Islam film and for allegedly trying to convince others to not take part in the protest.

According to The Express Tribune, the police have launched an investigation into the accusations.

Police officer Munir Abbasi said hundreds of protesters demanded that the shops of the businessman be shut down as action against him.

One of businessman’s tenants said the decision against joining the protest meant support for the blasphemous film.

The protesters also claimed that the accused had insulted Prophet Muhammad, a police officer said. He, however, added that there was no evidence against the accused, but the mob forced the police into lodging a blasphemy case against him. (ANI)